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MSI GT70 2OC-065US


MSI GT70 2OC-065US
MSI GT70 2OC-065US (GT70 Series)
Intel Core i7-4700MQ 4 x 2.4 - 3.4 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M - 3 GB VRAM, Core: 705 MHz, Memory: 4008 MHz, 311.48, Optimus
8 GB 
, 800 MHz dual-channel PC3-12800, 11-11-11-28
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, TN LED, Chi Mei 173HGE-L11, ID: CMO1720, glossy: no
Intel HM87 (Lynx Point)
HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680, 1000 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
2 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone, microphone, line-in, line-out, Card Reader: SD (XC/HC) card reader
Qualcomm Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Atheros AR5BWB222 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 60 x 428 x 288 ( = 2.36 x 16.85 x 11.34 in)
87 Wh Lithium-Ion, 7800 mAh, 11.1 V, 9 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
Webcam: Webcam: HD (30 fps @ 720p)
Additional features
Speakers: Speakers: 2.1 (Dynaudio, Sound Blaster Cinema), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MSI G Series sticker, Quick Start Guide, Warranty information, Manual/Drivers/Utilities CD, Recovery guide, CyberLink PowerDVD 10, Hybrid Power, Intel RST, Sound Blaster Cinema, Norton Anti-Theft, Synaptics TouchPad V7.2, 12 Months Warranty
3.75 kg ( = 132.28 oz / 8.27 pounds), Power Supply: 850 g ( = 29.98 oz / 1.87 pounds)
1499 USD



Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 93%, features: 82%, display: 82% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 75%

Reviews for the MSI GT70 2OC-065US

84% Review Update MSI GT70 2OC-065US Notebook | Notebookcheck
MSI Power. The extensive GT family includes some of the most powerful notebooks out there with plenty of configuration options. We take a closer look at the performance of the US model in our GT70 update review.
90% MSI GT70 2OC Gaming Notebook
Source: Kitguru English
The MSI GT70 2OC Gaming Notebook is very capable, especially when it comes to powering the latest Direct X 11 titles. MSI have paired a powerful 8 thread Intel i7 processor with the Nvidia GTX770M graphics card. This combination delivers smooth, consistent frame rates, even when enabling high image quality settings in demanding titles such as Batman Arkham Origins, and Battlefield 4.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

MSI GT70 2OC – безжалостный «кибер-гладиатор»
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Powerful performance; quality build; stylish design; comfortable keyboard; set of communication; efficient cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2014



Gaming notebooks are all the rage, and MSI has come out with one particular device to outdo them all. A notebook features a matte 17 inch screen and matrix display options allowing up to four different displays at once for maximum multi-tasking during gameplay. In view of such a large screen, we expect the hardware to be more than capable of handling the amount of data. It comprises a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor in combination with a powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M graphic cards, which can be further accelerated with Nvidia GPU Boost 2.0.

However, due to the hardware, the laptop is bulky with a height of 2.88 cm and a weight of 3.75 kg. So lugging it around will take some effort. Gaming usually means that a lot of heat is produced. The laptop has a single fan with Cooler Boost 2 technology, which is supposed to provide 15% more cooling power than normal fans and works more silently. For online gaming enthusiasts, there is the Killer DoubleShot connectivity feature that combines Ethernet and Wifi for superlative Internet data flow with the ability to handle several data streams at one time. Other gamer centric features include a keyboard by SteelSeries with backlight and speakers by Dynaudio with integrated subwoofers and Audio Boost options to please even the most demanding of players.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M: Upcoming high-end graphics card for laptops and part of the 700M series.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4700MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3.75 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).

87%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2013-12- 9 (Update: 2013-12- 9)